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Bryan Life 

A publication of Bryan College 

Volume 33, Number 3 

Editorial Oftice Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 

423.775.2041 | www.bryan.edu 

President 

Stephen D. Livesay 

Editor 

Tom Davis 

Designer 

Rachel Evans 

ice President for Advancement 

Robert F. Davis 

Director of Development/Planned Giving 

Jim Barth 

Coordinator of Alumni Relations 

Warren Cole 

Database & Office Manager 

Janice Pendergrass 

Advancement Assistant 

Tracey Bridwell 

Office Assistant and Event Planner 

Paulakay Franks 

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a letter from the 



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Our graduates... are often the 
only ones who demonstrate the love 
of Christ that students will ever 
know. 



Spring time on campus heralds the exciting news 
that Commencement exercises are just around the 
corner. For Bryan students, graduation serves as 
the great fulcrum of their lives — when their learning and 
preparation leads them into many varied paths of life-time 
service for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For our fac- 
ulty and staff, Commencement is a day of reward and 
rejoicing for the many hours and months they have 
poured their lives into ,, 

preparing their students. 
This issue of Bryan 
Life focuses on the mis- 
sion of our teacher edu- 
cation department as well 
as our graduates who 
have begun their life-long journey as teachers — 29 percent 
of all Bryan graduates. Bryan alums are well-equipped to 
teach. Each graduate receives two certifications: 
Tennessee state licensure and Association of Christian 
Schools International (ACSI) licensure. The education 
department is accountable for meeting and exceeding the 
standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools (SACS), the state of Tennessee, and ACSI. 

With these high standards of accountability and a rig- 
orous curriculum, it is small wonder that our teachers are 
in such great demand. Currently 28 percent of all the 
teachers in Rhea County, Tenn., are Bryan graduates. And 
as critically important as it is to be excellent in pedagogy 
and knowledge, it is also vitally important to be prepared 
in heart and spirit That is the difference Bryan's faculty 



make every day. One graduate said that the faculty mem- 
bers not only taught us about Christ, but "they were 
Christ to us." Our graduates — called to be "Jesus skin," 
ambassadors of our Heavenly Father — are often the only 
ones who demonstrate the love of Christ that students 
will ever know. 

Our faculty and staff daily live out Bryan's mission as 
servants of Christ making a difference by preparing our 

students' hearts and 
minds to serve Christ 
and change their world. 
Bryan continues to rig- 
orously prepare our 
graduates inside and 
outside the classroom. 
During spring break students and staff served in 
short-term missions in cities here at home and around the 
globe. Our Chorale sang for the nation's military leaders 
at the Pentagon; our worldview teams touched minds and 
hearts of many students and parents throughout Florida 
and Missouri, and our women's basketball team for the 
fourth consecutive year qualified for the national NAIA 
tournament in Iowa. 

I hope you will join us for Commencement this year 
on May 5 and rejoice with us for the wonderful work God 
is doing on this, His campus, and in the lives of our new 
graduates. 





Dr. Stephen D. Livesay 



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by Steve DeGeorge, Ed.D. 

Chair, Education Department 

One day while the batde was raging somewhere 
about posting the Ten Commandments in 
public areas someone came in to my office at 
a K— 1 2 Christian School and asked, "Steve, with all this 
debate about the Ten Commandments in courtrooms 
and such, why don't we have them posted in the 
Christian school?" My initial reaction was embarrassment 
that we had seemingly not made God's laws a priority 
while asking the public courts to do so. The person vol- 
unteered to supply posters and in short order we had the 
Decalogue prominently displayed in our hallways. The 
issue continued to bother me, though. Why hadn't I 
thought of it? Why wasn't I more excited that we had 
done it? As I thought it over, I realized a few things. 

One is that the Decalogue is only the core of God's 
law. Another is that no one is really capable of keeping 
these laws, and those who suppose that they are keeping 
them are confused. A third is that the whole purpose of 



the law is to point out sin, to cause those who hear and 
understand to be "cut to the heart" as were those who 
heard Peter's sermon in Acts chapter 2. 

After some wrestling with my feelings I came to this 
question. If displaying the law is appropriate (or not) in 
public places, does that necessarily mean that we, at 
Christian institutions, should also post the law on our 
walls? Maybe there is something more appropriate that 
we should be displaying and contemplating. The thing 
that came to my mind is the list of traits in Ephesians 
chapter five that Paul associates with living "by the 
Spirit," otherwise known as the "fruit of the Spirit." 

Many of us have memorized these as children. They 
are "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith- 
fulness, gentleness, and self-control." Paul adds these 
powerful words: "Against such things there is no law." 
(Gal.5:16-23 NIV) I think we can all agree that there 
never will be. Maybe that list should be hanging on our 
walls and swimming through our minds and hearts. 

So, how does that inform the question of how a 



2 Christ above all 



love, joy, peace, -patteiA^e, teii/uWss, 



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Christian teacher expresses and main- 
tains a clear witness in a decidedly 
secular environment such as a public 
school, or anywhere else for that mat- 
ter? Our ability to speak out is cer- 
tainly limited in public schools these 
days. But don't we already know that? 
"Talk is cheap," we say, and it's true. 
We don't need laws and prohibitions 
to tell us that Christian rhetoric, 
sometimes referred to as "Godspeak," 
by itself, is unwelcome even 
in our own circles. So what 
is left for us to do in 
expressing our witness? 

The answer to this 
question is simple, pro- 
found, and somewhat mys- 
terious (as most biblical 
answers are). It is to walk in 
the spirit and demonstrate by our 
daily lives the fruit of that spiritual 
walk, thereby earning access to people 
in need and the right to be heard by 
them. This is the basis for how we 



losophy of education students are 
forced to confront the issues related 
to their view of truth and knowing, 
the nature of the learner, the teaching 
and learning process, ethics, aesthet- 
ics, etc. This is not so unique in and 
of itself but it becomes so when a 
truly biblical worldview informs these 



chapter 2 of his epistle (fas.2:16,ff). 

A statement that might appear in a 
Christian philosophy of education 
and that would be welcome in secular 
circles is as follows: 

"I believe that each student is a 
work of God with great gifts and 
tremendous potential. It is with great 
awe that I approach the 



topics. 

They also write a scaled-down ver- teaching/learning process. I also 
sion (a page or two) that has two believe that each learner has the 

potential to make bad 

Our goal is to steer students chokes, which could 
somewhat away from evangelical 



harm themselves or 
others. For this rea- 

rhetoric and toward plain talk about ^ lovkt s discipline 

99 must be part of 

what they believe. teaching ^ learning 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge so that individuals 

may learn the social 
major emphases. First, it is written in 
such a way that anyone, including a 
secular-minded potential employer, 
can understand it Our goal is to steer 
students somewhat away from evan- 



prepare Bryan's teaching candidates to gelical rhetoric and toward plain talk 



bring their Christian worldview to 
bear in secular schools. 

This concept is discussed in many 
courses throughout our curriculum, 
but it comes into particularly sharp 
focus in the "Philosophy of 
Education" course. In this course 
students write a full-blown philosophy 
of education. Their educational phi- 
losophy naturally encompasses many 
aspects of their personal philosophy. 
In developing and articulating a phi- 



about what they believe. This certain- 
ly does not mean that they become 
silent on spiritual matters. What it 
means is that we choose our words 
carefully and in doing so tell potential 
employers what they can expect from 
us in terms of our behavior. Secondly, 
and more important, it means that we 
develop our Christian walk so that 
our actions speak for us. Incidentally, 
this is a sound biblical approach, 
which is clearly described by James in 



skills needed to join together in using 
their individual gifts for good." 

This statement summarizes the 
Christian view and carries with it a 
promise to treat students with love 
and respect while meeting their need 
for academic and social discipline. 
The ultimate goal for students in the 
Bryan teacher preparation program is 
not just to have them articulate these 
promises, but to keep them as they 
enter the classroom. 

The mission of Bryan's education 
department as stated in our "concep- 
tual framework" is as follows: 'To 
train teachers in content and peda- 
gogy in the context of a Christian 
worldview." 



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This means that along with the 
integration of faith into their lives 
and their work we expect our gradu- 
ates to have received a rigorous col- 
lege education and mastered the 
knowledge and skills necessary to be 
an effective teacher. This is a tall 
order and requires two big commit- 
ments from our department The first 
is to hold students accountable for 
learning at a high level in the four 
short years they spend with us. This is 
why we require all of the content 
knowledge, pedagogy, and Bible train- 
ing which meet the standards of all 
three bodies to whom we answer: the 
State of Tennessee, The Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools, 
and The Association of Christian 
Schools International. 

The second is to guide our stu- 
dents through the training process, 
lending them appropriate support 
along the way. This includes collabo- 
rating with outside organizations such 
as local (and not so local) schools, 
mission organizations, etc Our 
responsibility as instructors is to not 
only set the bar high, but to teach our 
students how to jump, and to "cheer 
like crazy" as they do. It is with this 
mindset that we model the attitudes 
and behaviors that we want them to 
take to the classroom. 

Our students seem to be respond- 
ing well to this challenge. Our overall 
average on the Praxis II exam (the 




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...I believe that the education depart- 



ment is simply applying basic Christianity to 
the disciplines of good teaching. 
Dr. Steve DeGeorge 

national exam for becoming a teacher) is twenty points above passing across all 
sub-tests. Our students are in high demand in both public and Christian 
schools. 

In summary, I believe that the education department is simply applying 
basic Christianity to the disciplines of good teaching. We are examining ideas 
about teaching and learning from all sources and measuring them by a biblical 
yardstick. 

We are looking to develop a uniquely Christian approach in the classroom, 
and we are convinced that if we carry out our work while walking in the spirit 
we will be welcome in any setting. There may be exceptions to this where 
extreme prejudice exists against the Christian faith, but they are few. In most 
places if someone practices even a modest amount of "love, joy, peace, 
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control," along 
with a well developed knowledge of teaching and learning. . .well, who could 
resist that kind of teacher? Who would not turn to that person in times of 
need or reflection? Who would not listen to what that person has to say about 
learning and about life? 



4 Christ above all 



God led me 
to teach 

Four graduates 
tell their stories 

A love of teaching, a love of children, and a desire 
to make a difference are common threads in sto- 
ries Bryan education majors tell about their deci- 
sions to become teachers. 

Four teachers who work in public schools are grateful 
for their teacher training classes, but said their overall 
experience at Bryan also contributed significandy to their 
success as teachers and their ability to make a difference in 
the lives of their students. 

For Michael Arnold, '96, and Lauren (Duvall) Mitchell, 
'00, teaching was a second choice; for Zac Brown, '01, and 
Kathleen (Fischer) Gleason, '03, reaching was their only 
thought. 

Michael, a seventh and eighth grade mathematics 
teacher in Dayton, Tenn., entered college planning to be 
an engineer. Lauren, a fourth grade teacher in Brooks, Ga., 
had planned to be an architect. Both knew they enjoyed 
working with people, but it took a little push to wind up in 
the classroom. 

"I like children," Lauren said. "I wanted to make a dif- 
ference, and getting to youth is the most effective way to 
make a difference. God led me to teach." 

In Michael's case, "My whole life I had intended to get 
rich then teach when I didn't need to earn a living teach- 
ing. When it became clear that I was not happy with engi- 
neering, I took that as a sign that God was telling me to 
be a teacher now. That brought contentment not found in 
other places." 

On the other hand, Zac, a high school mathematics 
teacher in Rhea County, Term., and Kathleen, a middle 
school English teacher in Hamilton County, Term., came 
to Bryan planning to teach. "From an early age I enjoyed 




Michael Arnold, '96 

math and working with people," Zac said. "Teaching math 
is a good fit for both of those." 

Kathleen enjoyed school as a student and "thought it 
would be more fun to be on the teacher side of things — I 
sure have realized it's a lot more work!" 

Education majors get a taste of what their careers may 
be like in their freshman year as they start practicums 
observing teachers and students in area schools. "The 
biggest thing that stands out is the practicum in my fresh- 
man year," Kathleen said. 'That's what made me realize I 
didn't want to do elementary education." She switched to 
major in English with secondary education licensure. 

Zac echoed that thought. "The more you get into 
schools early on, the more you're going to think 'is this 
something 1 want to do?' It will either get you excited 
about teaching or turn you off. It's not good to come to 
your last year or two (in college) and then start wondering 
if this is what you want to do." 

This practical approach to the field is something that 
education majors appreciate, whether it comes from a 



Bryan life 5 




Fary helped him learn 
to "think outside the 
box." In class and out, 
"Dr. Fary made you 
think. You've got to 
think on your feet as a 
teacher; no book can 
give you that, but the 
professors teaching you 
to think is so important. 

"I realized it wasn't 

enough to be prepared 

3 to do math, even to 



with those groups, the kids get an idea 
where you're coming from, and that 
rolls over to the classroom. Find a way 
to get involved with students outside 
the classroom. From that, opportuni- 
ties arise." 

Kathleen said Bryan professors are 
committed to the college's mission of 
"educating students to become ser- 
vants of Christ to make a difference in 
today's world," a commitment they 
demonstrate. "It's not so much them 



Dr. Marcy Froemke 

Bryan College classroom or from 
working in a cooperating teacher's class 
in a nearby school. 

"No amount of classroom instruc- 
tion prepares you for the real world," 
Michael said. "I thought I 
was prepared (for his 
first day as a teacher), 
but reality slaps you in 
the face and you realize 



how unprepared you are. 
I breezed through math 
my entire life, but teaching math is dif- 
ferent. Education can't make you a 
teacher, but it can give you the tools to 
become a teacher." 

For Kathleen, "Student teaching 
was very beneficial. If I had not had 
student teaching I would not have been 
prepared at all (to take over a class- 
room). Nothing else prepares you for 



telling us 'you have to be Christ to 
teach how to do math. I your students,' it more their example, 
had to be prepared for They were Christ to us. That encour- 
every possible pitfall in aged me to be like them to my kids, to 

their (students') path touch their lives the way they touched 

because, with 90 students, they're going mine. They put so much into my life as 
to find them. You have to be ready to professors it made me want to put that 
help them avoid those pitfalls or help into my students' lives." 
them crawl out of the traps." Lauren said she had a very practi- 

cal experience living her 

[Bryan College professors] put faith before students sev 

eral years ago when her 

so much into my lifc.it made me want school camc undcr a tor 
to put that into my students' lives. ' 



u, 



Kathleen Gleason 

Pitfalls, teachers learn, are not lim- 
ited to educational problems. Students 
bring their lives with them to class and 
occasionally look to teachers for 
encouragement. 

"A public school classroom is not a 
place where you (the teacher) can bring 
up religion or your faith in Christ, but 
you can answer questions," Zac said. "I 
being with kids." Lauren added that the have a commitment that if a kid asks a 
student teaching experience "allowed question I'm going to answer it to the 

me to learn things before I was in a best of my ability. I've gotten involved 

classroom by myself." in extracurricular groups" where he 

Michael added that Dr. Malcolm can share his faith. "Being involved 



nado warning. Several 
frightened children asked 
her to pray about the situ- 
ation, and she did. "I've found that if 
you're up front about your faith it's 
really not a problem." 

Adopting a servant's attitude has 
benefits for the teacher as well, Michael 
has found. "Part of teaching is being a 
servant It's a servant's job," he said. "I 
serve the students and their families. 
At times this gets difficult One advan- 
tage Bryan has is focusing on that 
aspect. When it gets difficult, you have 
that framework to fall back on; that's 
why you're doing this job. Washing feet 
probably stinks, but Jesus did it" 



6 Christ above all 




PROUDLY ANNOUNCING 

THE STORY OF 
BRYAN COLLEGE BOOK 

COMING DECEMBER 2007! 



This stunning, limited-edition illustrated coffee table book will 
detail the stories, spaces, traditions and faces that have made 
Bryan College a cherished institution. 



CHRIST ABOVE ALL 



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COLLEGE 




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All those who love Bryan will want to own this beautiful book depicting the unique atmosphere 
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campus 




Students take a break for change 



As this edition of Bryan Life 
goes to press, some 95 stu- 
dents, faculty and staff are 
taking a Break for Change instead of 
simply taking a Spring Break. 

During Bryan's Spring Break March 
2-11, seven teams, including a faculty 
or staff sponsor with two student 
leaders, served in three locations in the 
United States (San Diego, Calif; 
Philadelphia, Pa.; and Birmingham, 
Ala.) and four foreign countries 
(Latvia, Mexico, Peru and Belize). 
Dr. Travis Ricketts, director of 
Bryan's Practical Christian 
Involvement program, said planning 
for the Break for Change (BFC) trips 
begins almost as soon as one ends. 



Student presidents for BFC are cho- 
sen, then team leaders are picked and 
planning for specific venues begins. 

Kyle Parks, BFC co-president with 
Laura Newport, and team leaders 
choose locations based on research or 
personal knowledge and interests. 
Students are invited to join a team 
early in the school year, and begin 
planning, praying together and raising 
support then. 

This year's BFC projects include 
serving at a rescue mission in San 
Diego, with the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes in the Philadelphia 
area, construction in Birmingham, 
church planting efforts in Latvia and 
Belize, an orphanage in Mexico, and 



assisting at a conference for missionar- 
ies in Peru. 

"I encourage everybody to try at 
least one," Kyle said. "A lot of people 
go and love it I don't know of many 
people who have a bad time. We hear 
about missions a lot here. This is a 
good opportunity to go out, experi- 
ence missions and live out our faith." 

While BFC teams provide help to 
their target ministries, team members 
can bring back a "fire" for missions, 
Kyle said. "Maybe it's a greater love 
for the Gospel and its power, maybe 
it's a broader perspective because you 
see and experience more than you ever 
can here." 



Hopefuls compete for scholarships 



College got a little closer for about 80 high school 
seniors February 2 and 3 as they and their families 
gathered at Bryan for the Presidential Scholarship 
competition weekend. 

In addition, another 84 students came to campus Feb. 
22 and 23 to compete for Dean's Merit Scholarships. 
Admissions personnel have refocused criteria for both the 
Presidential and Dean's scholarships, part of the college 



strategy to increase enrollment over the next several years. 
Qualifications for the Presidential Scholarship were raised 
to require a score of at least 28 on the ACT, and the schol- 
arship award was increased as well Each of the students 
attending the competition was declared a Presidential 
Scholar, and each selection committee selected one recipient 
to be named a Presidential Merit Scholar. 

continued on page 9 



8 Christ above all 




This year, the Dean's Scholarship was moved to its own category separate from 
the Presidential Scholar competition, with commensurate financial awards as well. 
Ten percent of students qualifying for Dean's Scholarships will be selected as 
Dean's Merit Scholars. 

Admissions Director Michael Sapienza said response to the changes has been 
"extremely positive," with an increased number of students applying for the col- 
lege's highest academic awards. "We believe this will boost our efforts to grow 
enrollment and to attract quality students who have a real affinity for Bryan. We're 
excited with the response and with the good number of prospective students who 
are pre-registering for classes while they are here for their interviews," he said. 

Sophomore Faith Ammen, pictured right, spoke to prospective students at the 
Presidential Scholarship banquet 

'07 MLK Day another success 




More than 700 Bryan College students, faculty and 
staff spent Martin Luther King Day putting 
muscle to the idea of commu- 
nity service. 

At more than 100 sites in communities 
surrounding Dayton workers raked leaves, 
picked up trash, washed windows, cleaned 
houses, painted and sang at area nursing 
homes. 

Dr. Travis Ricketts, coordinator for the 
third community service day, said students 
have embraced the annual project, and 
recipients of the labor appreciate it as welL 
"Response from the community is very 
positive," Dr. Ricketts said. "The students generally like it 
too. One student, who's student teaching this year and can't 




participate, said MLK Day was the most favorite thing she 
did last year. I think they understand we're doing this 

because this is what Christ modeled for 



us. 



Freshman Erin Grayson, who worked 
^^^ at the We Care Community Services 

Agency in Dayton, said an added benefit 
for her was getting acquainted with other 
students. While they painted, "it was fun 
to get to talk with students I didn't know 
as well, to get to know them." 

Many of die projects were out of 
doors, and Bryan President Dr. Stephen 
D Livesay said he was grateful rain held 
off until after noon, allowing most tasks to be completed 
without complications from the weather. 



Bryan Life Q 



Coffee table book to tell Bryan's story 



Bryan College has joined forces 
with The Booksmith Group 
to publish an illustrated cof- 
fee table book about the college. This 
stunning, limited-edition book will 
detail the stories, spaces, traditions and 
faces that have made Bryan an institu- 
tion cherished by her alumni. 

Not only will this book provide a 
way for our alumni to share the spirit 
and history of Bryan College with 
friends and family, every book pur- 
chase will help support scholarships 
and other programs that benefit the 
future of our school. 

"This volume will take a different 
approach to the Bryan story than did 



Legacy of Faith, the excellent history 
of the college by Ladonna Olsen," 
said Robert F. Davis, vice president 
for Advancement "So much has hap- 
pened in the 15 years since Legacy that 
when we were approached by The 
Booksmith Group we thought it was 
time for a new telling of the Bryan 
Story." 

In addition to research being done 
by the Booksmith team, alumni are 
being invited to contribute stories 
about their experiences at Bryan. "We 
need detailed, first-hand stories 
(preferably 300 words or less) to help 
us along in this process," said Tom 
Davis, Bryan's director of public 



information. "Do you have an inter- 
esting story or amusing anecdote to 
share about your time at Bryan? If so, 
we want to hear it!" 

Contributions should be emailed 
to alumni@bryan.edu or mailed to 
History Book, c/o Bryan College, P.O. 
Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321. If you 
have questions, please call Tom Davis 
at 423-775-7206. Publication is sched- 
uled for this fall, but reservations for 
copies are being accepted now. Visit 
the special web page, 
http://bryan.thebooksmithgroup.com, 
to order your copy now. 



Lady Lions win conference championship 



March 7-13. With their victory over Union, the Lady Lions 
raised their overall record to 22-6 and their conference 
record to 15-2. 

In addition Lady Lions Coach Matt Bollant was named 
co-Coach of the Year in the AAC and senior forward 
Brittany Swanson was named Player of the Year for the 
second consecutive year. 



The Lady Lions basketball team won its second 
consecutive Appalachian Athletic Conference reg- 
ular-season championship and an automatic bid to 
the NAIA national tournament with a 57-53 win at Union 
College on Feb. 13. 

The Lady Lions have become the first sports team in 
school history to win back -to-back conference titles and 
will represent the AAC at the NAIA national tournament 

Volleyball coach and players honored 

Leo Sayles, coach of the Lady Lions volleyball team, was named volleyball 
Coach of the Year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference this fall. The 
Lady Lions finished second in the AAC during the regular season with a 
1 4-4 record, and a 27-1 2 overall record. "We were the only conference team dur- 
ing the regular season to take conference champion King College to a fifth game 
in our match," Coach Sayles said. 

In addition to the coach's honors, seven players received special recognition: 
Robin Renfroe, NAIA Ail-American Honorable Mention, Region XII First 
Team, AAC All Conference First Team, and NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team. 
Amber Smith, Abby Humphrey, Kathryn Rawley, NCCAA Mid-East All-Region 
team. Gabrielle Claxton, AAC All-Tournament Team. Kathryn Rawley and 
Kristin Green, NAIA All-America Scholar- Athletes.Kathryn Rawley, Kristin 
Green, and Kaylin Carswell, AAC Scholar- Athletes. 




Leo Sayles 



lO Christ above all 



New health clinic opened on campus 




Students Undsey Guerra and Rebecca 
Parker show off their complimentary 
mugs from the new health clinic. 



B 



ryan opened its first health 
clinic in many years on Jan. 
1 6, offering a variety of serv- 



ices in keeping with its "Bryan 
Polyclinic" name. 

Clinic Director Dr. David 
Jenkinson said he has been pleased 
with the response from the college — 
students, faculty, and staff — as well as 
from the Dayton community. 

Student Haley Kaye said she visit- 
ed the clinic earlier this semester 
instead of going off-campus to have a 
sinus infection treated. "Dr. Jenkinson 
was very pleasant and I felt at home in 
the office," she said. "I think of them 
as my angels since they helped me 
recover from feeling so miserable — 
and what could be better than being 
right here on campus too?" 

Students pay a $60 per semester 



clinic fee and receive routine care at no 
additional cost. More advanced servic- 
es are provided at a cost. For example, 
students needing special vaccinations 
for missions trip may be inoculated at 
the clinic for the cost of the vaccine 
only. Clinic personnel also will pro- 
vide health education and health 
records maintenance services for the 
college. 

"We have been blessed here to 
have avoided some of the major epi- 
demics that go through college cam- 
puses from time to time, but we need 
to be prepared," Bryan President Dr. 
Stephen D. Iivesay said. "The clinic 
can do that for us." 



The Bryan Center 
for Critical Thought and Practice 

Center for Origins Research ♦ Center for Law and Government ♦ Summit at Bryan College ♦ Passing the Baton International 

Dr. Charles Van Eaton, Director 



The faculty of the Center for Origins Research 
have been hard at work on their three main tasks: 
research, publication, and teaching. 
Dr. Todd Wood's article on created kinds, "The 
Current Status of Baraminology," has been published in 
the Creation Research Society Quarterly. He based the arti- 
cle on the research he has done over the past decade. He 
also contributed two articles to Answers magazine, pub- 
lished by Answers in Genesis. Dr. Wood is also working 
on several research projects in genomics and the history of 
creationism. 

Settling into his first year at CORE, Dr. Roger Sanders 
has been working on a translation of a German creationist 



book for publication in the CORE Issues in Creation 
monograph series (http://www.bryancore.org/issues). 
He recently acquired new laboratory equipment, including 
a microscope that will allow him to resume his research on 
invasive weeds. This work will aid our understanding of 
God's curse on the earth, which included "thorns and this- 
tles" (Gen. 3:18). 

CORE is also sponsoring a new on-campus forum, 
called "Origins Journal Club." Every other week during 
the semester, professors and students meet to discuss 
recent research of interest to creationism. These meetings 
are great opportunities to learn and interact with like- 
minded scholars. 



Bryan Life 11 



Alumni profile: 

&n/the/ 



Slope* 



Parker Thomson is living proof that 
a liberal arts education provides a 
foundation for life, not just making 
a living. Parker, a 1 983 graduate with an 
English major, has a "day job" in sales at 
lumber company in Grand Lake, Colo., b 
his passion is teaching young people the 
fine art of ski racing 

He became a Christian while attending 
college in Vermont and decided he wanted 
a Christian liberal arts education. Research 
led him to Bryan, where he enrolled as a 
junior. "I had to start over with an entirely 
new core curriculum, but it was worth it. 
Bryan helped me develop a coherent world- 
view," he said. "It was an amazing time." 
Among staff and professors he remembers 
Kermit Zopfi for his helpfulness, Dr. 
Robert Spoede for cracking the academic 
whip, Dr. Richard Cornelius for teaching an 
appreciation of words and diction, especial- 
ly alliteration. Dr. Betty Brynoff helped 
him with journalism and Dr. Irving Jensen 
taught him to look at the Bible with an ana- 
lytical eye. 

"One of the requirements for my 
English degree was tutoring some of the 
academic probationary students. A couple 
of students told me that I made English 
fun. I had to think about that Maybe I was 
meant to be a teacher in some way. I didn't 
think I was smart enough to be a real 
English teacher, so why not apply teaching 
as a ski instructor?" he said, laughing. 







le at college in Vermont, Parker was a ski racer and taught skiing as a pro. 
Following graduation from Bryan, he returned to his love of skiing and moved to 
North Carolina, where he taught skiing part-time while working in construction 
sales for a panelized home company. 

In 1991 he was recruited as a full-time ski instructor at Winter Park Ski Resort 
in Colorado. In 2000 he left the ski school to coach weekends for the ski race club 
at Winter Park. 

Parker's wife, Jeanette, didn't know anything about skiing before they were 
married. "In fact, she had never seen snow before we were married. I bought her 
ski lessons on our honeymoon — that's one reason we are still married. I had a 
revelation from God: don't teach her yourself," he said. Jeanette skis mainly 
Nordic (cross country), and daughters Janna and McRae snowboard. Son Parks 
left junior racing at age 17 after qualifying for the Junior Olympics and the FIS 
Regional Championships. Now he competes in Slopestyle and Superpipe with 
hopes of someday making it to the X Games. 

"After moving to Winter Park, I continued in construction-related sales when 
the snow melted. I coach ski racing in the winter season, but only on the week- 
ends. Limiting my on-snow time is God's plan because I'm a 20-year-old locked in 
a 50-year-old body. If I still had a full-time job on skis, it would kill me," he said. 

Bryan's requirements for involvement in the community helped Parker develop 
a strong sense of involvement with people. Over the years, he has been a 
Scoutmaster and unit commissioner for the Boy Scouts. He has helped with the 
formation of a youth soccer league as a coach, board member, and referee direc- 
tor for the past nine years. Tn church, he has been a Sunday school teacher and 
children's church leader. 

"Basically, you can successfully apply a college education as creatively as your 
mind will let you. I have an English literature degree, but my careers have focused 
on sports education, sales, construction, and business communications. Probably 
the most valuable thing I learned at Bryan was how the process of learning is a 
forever ongoing process." 



12 Christ above all 



lion 



tracks 



1950s %; 

Class Representatives 
1954: Ginny Seguine Schatz 
1956: Bud Schatz 



ERNIE, '52, and LOIS 
(CARTWRIGHT), '54x, LEE cele- 
brated 50 years with Wycliffc Bible 
Translators in October 2006, during a 
service at their church. They also 
attended a Lee family reunion in 
Gallia County, Ohio, where Ernie's 
grandparents moved in 1906. The 
reunion was held on a farm, which is 
still in the family, owned by one of 
Ernie's cousins. 

JERRY, '59, and AMY (WILSON), 
'59x, SMITH were both busy speak- 
ing and visiting for Biblical Ministries 
Worldwide in 2006, and Jerry took on 
the job of field leader of church 
planting in the Southeast U.S. He also 
serves as president of the board of 
the IFCA International, and they trav- 
eled several times to the Gulf Coast 
of Mississippi and Louisiana to assess 
the IFCA's assistance to hurricane- 
damaged churches in the region. 

1960s •; 

Class Representative 
1967: Bob Andrews 



RON, '65, and LOIS (GROEN- 

EVELD), '64, ZARTMAN's story 
of how they came to own four books 
written and inscribed by John 
Newton was featured in the Feb. 1 6, 
selection of Our Daily Bread. The 
Zartmans have exhibited the books at 
Bryan and are loaning them to an 
organization that plans to republish 
all of Newton's works this year. 
Newton (1725-1807) wrote the hymn 
"Amazing Grace." 

1970s %;. 

Class Representative 
1971: Maye Hayes Jepson 

JOHN PETERSON, '73, has been 
named vice president of development 
for Youth for Christ/USA. John has 
served with Youth for Christ for 30 
years as an executive director, most 
recently for almost 1 7 years in Seattle. 
In this new role, John will oversee all 
aspects of stewardship for YFC. John 
and his wife, Helen, who now live in 
Denver Colo., have seven grown chil- 
dren and five grandchildren, all in the 
Seattle area. 

JIM and PEGGY (WENT- 
WORTH) STEELE, both '74, have 
moved from Spring City, Tenn., to 
Townsend, Term., where they work 



with Children's Bible Ministries at 
Tuckaleechee Retreat Center. 




DON, '76x, and CONNIE (PEA- 
COCK ), '76, BLANTON have 

bought a house in Atlanta and will 
move in the spring. They have been 
living in Ft Walton Beach, Fla., since 
being forced to evacuate their home 
in Louisiana before Hurricane Katrina 
struck. 

1980s •; 

Class Representatives 
1980: Tom Branson 
1984: Paulakay Franks 
1985: Steve Stewart 
1986: Gina Lyles Hays 
1987: Laura Kaufmann 
1988: Brett Roes 
1989: Gretchen Mann Sanders 



TERRY, '82, and PAULA (CHAP- 
PELL), '83, PUCKETT and their 
five children have moved to 
Kingsport, Tenn., where Terry is chief 



Bryan life 13 



operating officer for Holston Medical 
Group. He recently retired after a 20- 
year career in the U.S. Navy, with his last ^^ 
posting as deputy chief of the Navy 
Medical Corps, Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery, in Washington, D.C. Terry and 
Paula's eldest daughter, Laura, is a fresh- 
man at Bryan. 




1990s %; 

Class Representative 

1991: Debbie MacNab Gegerson 



Sharkey and Heather Joiner 




Paul Whisnant with Said Musa, 
Prime Minister of Belize 

PAUL WHISNANT, '92x, is founder 
and president of International Servants, 

which he founded in a jungle grass hut 
1 6 years ago and is now the largest mis- 
sion in Belize. He is also the embassy 
warden for the United Embassy to 
Belize. Paul is excited about hosting 
another Bryan College Break-For- 
Change Team in March 2007. His email 
is Paul@JoinGod.org and his website is 
wwwJoinGod.org. 

HEATHER BRASHER, '97, was 

married in September 2006 to Sharkey 
joiner. Bryan alumni at her wedding 
included JEANNA (BROOME) 
BAGLEY, '97, and CHRISTINA 



with Wilbur Smith in Columbia, S. G, 
where they live. Heather works in the 
extension program at Columbia 
International University. 

DAVE, '93, and SHERI (HOW- 
ELL), '92, JONES, live in 
Thompson's Station, Tenn., just south 
of Nashville. Dave is a computer sys- 
tems analyst at the 
Bridgestone/Firestone corporate 
offices in Nashville. After staying 
home with their two sons, Josh, 10, 
and Caleb, 8, for nine years, Sheri has 
returned to teaching fourth graders in 
the Williamson County School sys- 
tem. Dave and Sheri's oldest son, 
Josh, has a diagnosis of Asperger's 
Syndrome, a form of high-function- 
ing autism. They enjoy engaging with 
and helping others with children who 
struggle with the same challenges. 
They would love to hear from Bryan 
friends via email: sheri@jones4.net or 
dave@jones4.net. 

2000s •> 

Class Representatives 
2001: Elizabeth Miller 
2002: Jonathan Mobley 
2003: Matt Lowe 



2005: Barton Stone 
2006: Rob Palmer 

DAMIEN and RENEE (REILLY) 
DASPIT, both '00, announce the 
birth of their second child, Micaiah 
Soren Daspit, on Sept 19, 2006. 
Micaiah weighed 7 lbs., 3oz., and was 
1 9 inches long. He joins older brother 
Orin, 2. Damien and Renee have 
become full-time missionaries with 
Wycliffe Bible Translators as compu- 
tational linguists. They are raising sup- 
port and hope to take their assign- 
ment by the end of 2007. They will 
be in Dallas, Texas, initially, but hope 
to get an assignment overseas in the 
near future. 




BROOME, '98. Sharkey is an engineer 2004: Taylor Smith 



Daspit Family 

SAMUEL, '02, and Stephanie 
KOSTREVA announce the birth of 
their first child, 

Hannah Elaine, 

on Aug. 1 2, 

2006. Hanna 

was born at 

home and 

weighed 7 lbs., 

13 oz., and was Hannah Kostreva 

20 1/2 inches 

long. The Kostreva family lives in 

Monroe, N.C. 




14 Christ above all 



KRISTIN (HUGHES) ROGERS, 
'01, received her Master's degree in 
Library and Information Science from 
the University of Southern 
Mississippi. She works in the JD 
Williams Library of the University of 
Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. She and 
her husband, Stephen, recendy 
bought a house in Oxford. 




Kent and Brook Suter 

KENT, '02, and BROOK (FLEM- 
ING), '03, SUTER spent 10 days in 
Israel in May 2006, and Kent pre- 
pared a video of the sites they saw, 

including the Dome of the Rock, the 
Western Wall and the Mount of 
Olives. 

BECKY 
GOSSELL, 
'03, and Dr. 

Michael 
Rempe were 
married Aug. 
26, 2006, in 
Winnetka, 111. 
They live in 
Columbus, 
Ohio, where 
Michael 
recendy accepted a research position 
at The Ohio State University. 




Michael and Becky 
Rempe 




LUCAS 
LEWIS, '03, 
and CHRIS- 
TINE 
PRATT, '06, 
were married 
Sept. 2, 2006, 
in Whitwell, 
Tenn. 
Lucas and Christine Christine's 
Lewis father, John 

Pratt, officiated. Bryan alumni in the 
wedding party included HANNA 
(PRATT) CARSON, '03; KATIE 
(HANDEGARD) HARRIS, '06x; 
KAMI COLLINS, '05x; ADAM 
DRAKE, '03; and RYAN WALK- 
ER, '03. Current student Abby 
Humphrey also was an attendant. 

SANDE (RAY), 

'03, and Tim 

FORT announce 

the birth of their 

daughter, Hayden 

Elizabeth, on 

Nov. 22, 2006. 

Hayden joins big brother Tyler, 1 Vz. 

The Forts Eve in Harrison, Tenn. 

BETH (EPPINGER), '03, and Kip 
WILKINS have moved from Everett, 
Wash., to Norfolk, Va., on a military 
transfer where Kip is the damage 
control assistant on the USS San 
Jacinto and Beth is pursuing a 
Master's degree in counseling at 
Regent University. 

MATTHEW HENDERSON and 
CRYSTAL HOOVER, both '06, 
were married Oct 21, 2006. Matt 




lyler and Hayden 
Fort 




Matt and Crystal Henderson 

works for Video Ideas Productions in 
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Crys works 
for Walnut Creek Stables in 
Chickamauga, Ga. The Hendersons 
live in Chattanooga. 




I 



JUSTIN, '06, and Faith DEWEESE 

announce 

the birth 

of their 

daughter, 

Kylie 

Anne, on 

Nov. 5, Deweese Family 

2006. Justin is the student pastor at 

Morris Hill Baptist Church in 

Chattanooga, Tenn. 

KARA MILLIGAN, '08x, and 

Wesley Cherry Jr., were married Nov. 
18, 2006, in Dayton, Tenn. The 
Cherrys live in Gainesville, Va. 

With the 
Lord 



JOHN BARTON, '74x, died in 
Chattanooga, TN. He is survived by 
his brother, DOW BARTON, '74; 
his wife, Janie Barton; and his mother, 
Marguerite Barton. 



Bryan Life 15 



alumni chapters 

Boston, MA 

Officer: David Starbuck, '03 

Charlotte, NC 
Officer: James Arnette, '90 

Dayton, OH 

Officers: Tim Combs, '90 
Mark Combs, 79 
Jackie Perseghetti, '82 

Dayton, TN #M& 

Being organised 

Kansas City, MO *^| 

Officer: Tabitha Moe, '00 ^* 

Knoxville, TN 

Officer: Miguel Ayllon, '04 

Nashville, TN 

Officers: Mark Robbins, '80 

Mary Pierce Ewing, '75 

Orlando, FL 

Officer: Lewis Alderman, '86 

Philadelphia, PA 

Officer: Abby Miller, '03 

Phoenix, AZ 

Being organised 

Richmond, VA 

Officers: John Corcoran, '68 

Barry Gilman, '69 

Washington, DC 

Officer: Lisanne Boling, '03 

Alumni Council: Ginny Schatz, 
'54, Bud Schatz, '56, Faith Heitzer, 
'69, Joe Runyon, '79, Tom Branson, 
'80, Ed Fickley, '89, Barton Stone, 
'05, For information about jour alumni 
chapter or to help organise a chapter in 
jour area, contact the Alumni Office by 
email at alumni@bryan.edu or by phone 
at 423-775-7297. 



Alumni support key 
to Bryan's growth 



I 



Nothing speaks 
louder to foundations and 



■ t's not always the amount, it's 
often the number that's impor- 
. tant," Vice President for 
Advancement Robert E Davis likes 
to remind alumni. 

"Certainly there is a goal Bryan 
College must reach each year to 
cover the amount of scholarship 
aid we promise our students and 
the amount 
is impor- 
tant," he 
said. 'This 
year we 
have com- 
mitted $2.5 
million to 
scholarship 
aid. Of that 

amount, we are counting on 
$700,000 from alumni and friends. 
This assistance is critical if we are 
to continue attracting the high-qual- 
ity students who seek a Bryan edu- 
cation." 

In addition to the scholarship 
needs, the college has urgent needs 
to improve its facilities. A new 
entrance heads the list of capital 
projects, which includes completion 
of the third floor of Mercer Hall 
and construction of a new athletics 
center. 

"For these capital projects, as 
well as special academic initiatives, 
we often approach foundations or 
we are introduced to individuals 
with particular interests," Mr. Davis 



explained. "One of the first ques- 
tions we are asked is 'How is your 
alumni participation?' Our answer 
to that question is critical; in many 
cases the answer can mean the dif- 
ference between our request being 
funded or rejected." 

This past academic year, 7 per- 
cent of the 8,767 living alumni, 
contributed 
to the col- 
lege. 

"We are 



I 



major donors than hearing dee P ! y &**- 

99 ful for our 

of strong alumni support aj^^ 

Robert F. Davis continue to 

support the 
college with 
their gifts," Mr. Davis said. 'They 
understand that their education was 
made possible, at least in part, by 
individuals who contributed when 
they were students." 

Raising the number of alumni 
donors will have a significant 
impact on the ability of the college 
to meet the challenges that lie 
ahead. 

"Nothing speaks louder to 
foundations and major donors than 
hearing of strong alumni support 
We trust that our alumni will con- 
sider anew the value of their Bryan 
education and resolve this year to 
be part of the number that makes a 
difference on Bryan Hill." 



l6 Christ above all 



faculty/staff 



notes 



Jim Barth, director of planned giv- 
ing, met with alumni and friends of 
the college in California, Illinois, 
Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee 
and Georgia recendy to discuss 
planned giving issues. 

Dr. Steve Bradshaw and former fac- 
ulty member Dr. Jim Coffleld were 
presenters at the Society for Christian 
Psychology conference in 
Chattanooga in October 2006. They 
spoke on "Dysgraceful Faith in the 
Counseling Office." Dr. Bradshaw 
attended an alumni reunion at the 
Psychological Studies Institute in 
November 2006. 

Members of the Biblical Studies fac- 
ulty, accompanied by a number of 
students, attended the Evangelical 
Theological Society and Evangelical 
Philosophical Society meeting in 
March. Dr. Jud Davis presented a 
paper "Thorns in the Metanarrative 
of the Bible: From Curse to the 
Crown of Thorns," to the ETS. Dr. 
Doug Kennard presented a paper 
"Jesus and Discipleship in Biblical 
Theology and Second Temple 
Literature" to ETS, and "Biblical 
Anthropology as a Creation and 
Revelation Framework for Doing Bio- 
Ethics: Focusing on Soul," to EPS. 
Student Brandon Love presented a 
paper, "The Eternal Nature of God 
in the Trinity: Answering Questions 
of God's Having Potentiality in His 
Acting in Creation in Time," and stu- 
dent Brendon Witte presented a 
paper, "From Food to Gentile 
Inclusion: "New Peter" in Acts 10 
and 15." 



Robert F. Davis, vice president for 
advancement, conducted the 
Cathedral Choir and the American 
Chamber Orchestra in Handel's 
Messiah in December 2006 in the 
New York area. This is the Cathedral 
Choir's 63rd annual performance of 
Messiah. 

Dan Evans, who manned the 
Information Technology 
Department's help desk, resigned in 
December 2006 to pursue self- 
employment. 

Marlene Fouts, director of career 
planning and corporate relations, 
attended the 10th Celebration of the 
Council of Christian Colleges and 
Universities' Career Professionals 
Conference at Cedarville University in 
November 2006. 

Taylor Hasty has joined the admis- 
sions staff as an admissions coun- 
selor, and is an assistant baseball 
coach. 

Dr. Doug Kennard's article 
"Evangelical Views on Illumination of 
Scripture and Critique" was published 
in the Journal of the Evangelical 
Theological Society in December 2006. 
He also reviewed the book Jesus, the 
Tribulation, and the End of the Exile, in 
the ETS journal. 

Dr. William L. Ketchersid, profes- 
sor of history, attended the Southern 

Historical Association's annual meet- 
ing in Birmingham, Ala., in 
November 2006. 

Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, president, 
and Robert F. Davis, vice president 



for advancement, met with a group of 
alumni, friends, and prospective stu- 
dents in Hawthorne, N.J., Dec 2, 
2006. 

Dr. Liz Moseley, counselor, success- 
fully defended her doctoral disserta- 
tion at Argosy University, Sarasota, 
Fla., in December. She also complet- 
ed requirements as a Licensed 
Professional Counselor in Tennessee 
during the fall semester. 

Dr. Jeff Myers presented Passing the 
Baton workshops to faculty members 
of Christian schools in Orlando, Fla., 
and Ft Lauderdale, Fla.; and spoke at 
a fundraising banquet at the Isaac 
Newton School in Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, in February. He also participat- 
ed in a Christian School Roundtable 
in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 28-March 2. 

Frank Rouse, night watchman, 
retired at the end of January. Mr. 
Rouse was a carpenter and mainte- 
nance worker before taking the job as 
night watchman three years ago. Gary 
Marzello has been hired to be night 
watchman. 

Steve Sharpe has joined the physical 
plant staff as a general maintenance 
and repair worker. 

Dr. Mel Wilhoit, professor of music, 
sang with the Chattanooga Symphony 
Opera chorus in December 2006 in 
performances of the Mozart opera 
"The Marriage of Figaro," with the 
Symphony Chorus in performances 
of Mozart's "Requiem," and with the 
Chattanooga Bach Choir in its fall 
concert in November 2006. 

Bryan life 17 




Bearing Good Fruit: 

How Bryan is blessed by generous giving 
that began with a simple orchard 



Planned giving took on a new meaning for a 
friend of Bryan College who needed to protect 
her income and wanted to make sure Bryan 
eventually receives a good gift from her estate. 

Betty Kinzie and her late husband, Thurman, estab- 
lished a Charitable Remainder Unitrust with Bryan after 
selling their orchard property in Troutville, near 
Roanoke, Va., several years ago. Recendy, however, she 
decided to convert the trust to a Charitable Gift 
Annuity to protect the assets in the face of market fluc- 
tuations. 

The Kinzies did not learn about Bryan until their 
daughter, Sue, was in high school and ready to enroll in 
college. Their older (( 

daughter was enrolled 
in college in Virginia 
"and became disgrun- 
ded with state 
schools. She said she 
would like Sue to go 
to a Christian school," Mrs. Kinzie explained. 

Friends introduced them to Bryan, they visited the 
campus, Sue enrolled, then graduated with the Class of 
1983. "We liked it," Mrs. Kinzie said. "It is a conserva- 
tive Christian school that has stuck by its principles. A 
lot of schools have 'Christian' hung out there, but a lot 
of the time you don't see any manifestation of it We 
liked a small school where you don't get gobbled up by 
a lot of things. We've always been impressed with Bryan 
since we learned about it" 

The Kinzies operated an apple and peach orchard, 
inherited from Mr. Kinzie's family. "My husband wanted 
to become a mechanical engineer, but the war came 
along and the draft board said, 'come home and work 
on the farm or go to the army' He came home. During 
that time we fell in love and got married, and stuck with 



God has blessed us so much. 



(raising apples) until we retired." 

Before they retired, Interstate 81 was built near their 
orchard, and an exit was built adjacent to their home. 
They decided to move to Pennsylvania to be near three 
of their children, then moved into an apartment in a 
retirement community when Mr. Kinzie became ill with 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 

As they planned their move, they wanted to provide 
for their personal needs and leave a gift to Bryan. "Our 
lawyer said if we wanted to give to Bryan, why not put 
the property in trust. We could get income from that 
and the college would benefit later." 

"We didn't feel like we could give directly to the col- 
lege," she said. "Let's face 



I'm so amazed by how he has 
helped us. 
Betty Kinzie 



it; fruit-growing is not a 
lucrative profession. The 
money came from the sale 
of the property. I had 
never worked outside the 
home except in the packing 
house. I had no Social Security to speak of, and 
Thurman's was rather meager." 

Working with their attorney and representatives of 
Bryan's Planned Giving office, the Kinzies established a 
Charitable Remainder Trust to accomplish their twin 
goals. Early in 2006, however, Mrs. Kinzie determined 
that a different approach would benefit the college more 
and better meet her needs, so she converted her trust to 
a Charitable Gift Annuity, which provides an income for 
her that is not dependant on market fluctuations. 

Planned Giving Director Jim Barth pointed out that 
Mrs. Kinzie's situation illustrates how good legal and 
financial advice, coupled with Bryan's willingness to 
assist its friends, can work to the good of all parties. 

And, as Mrs. Kenzie said, "God has blessed us so 
much. I'm so amazed at how He has helped us." 







lo -1 above all 




Are you tired of being blown by the 
winds of a fluctuating market? 





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To learn more about Gift Annuities, 

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or call Jim Barth 
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honor and memory 



21 








received from 

Graves Overhead Doors, Inc. 

Samuel (Jack) and Lina Morris 

Samuel (Jack) and Lina Morris 

Mark Senter, Jr. 

Brent and Pan Davis 

Brent and Pan Davis 

G.S. Birch 

Daniel and Joan Dalt 

Thomas and Elizabei 

Donald and Evelyn I 

Constance M. Boedd 

Jean Sentz Tobelman 

Constance M Boedd 

Edwin and Joanne H 

Constance M. Boedd 

Constance M. Boedd 

Thomas and Elizabei 

Constance M. Boedd 

Lloyd and Marilyn W 

Phil and Darlene Les 

Bob and Nan Simpsc 

Charles and Theda T 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Cranston Bible Chap 

Andrew and Nancy I 

Craig S. Walvatne 

Ervin Walvatne 

Richard and Renee Vi 

Thomas Baker 

Thomas and Elizabei 

Charles and Theda Thomas 



in memory of 



in honor of 



John Spracklin 
Betty Senter 
Nick Senter 
Betty Senter 
Betty Senter 
Nick Senter 
Alice Birch 
Dr. Ted and 
Dr. Ted and 
Dr. Ted and 
Dr. Theodor 
Dr. Theodor 
Mrs. Alice M 
Mrs. Alice M 
Mr. Malcolm 
Mrs. Linda A 
Mrs. Linda Is 
Mr. Stephen 
Eugene and 
Harry Barne 
Ollie and Ro 
J.R. (Roddy) 
Rosalie Rahr 
Naomi Dave 
Edward de F 
Lula Mae Hi 
Rev. John D 
Steve Parcell 
Vivian Walvs 
Vivian Walvj 
Jose Vega 
Elinor Fox E 
Keith Kiser 
David Zoeller 



G.S. Birch 


Alice Birch 




Daniel and Joan Dale 


Dr. Ted and Mrs. Alice Mercer 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Dr. Ted and Mrs. Alice Mercer 




Donald and Evelyn Freeland 


Dr. Ted and Mrs. Alice Mercer 




Constance M. Boeddeker 


Dr. Theodore C. Mercer 




Jean Sentz Tobelmann 


Dr. Theodore C. Mercer 




Constance M Boeddeker 


Mrs. Alice Mercer 




Edwin and Joanne Hollatz 


Mrs. Alice Mercer 




Constance M. Boeddeker 


Mr. Malcolm J. Hester 




Constance M. Boeddeker 


Mrs. Linda M. Peterson 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Mrs. Linda M. Peterson 




Constance M. Boeddeker 


Mr. Stephen L. Goehring 




Lloyd and Marilyn Welton 


Eugene and Marguerite Welton 




Phil and Darlene Lestmann 


Harry Barnett 




Bob and Nan Simpson 


Ollie and Rose Brown 




Charles and Theda Thomas 


J.R. (Roddy) Hugg 




Anonymous 


Rosalie Rahn 




Anonymous 


Naomi Davey 




Anonymous 


Edward de Rosset 




Anonymous 


Lula Mae Hughes 




Cranston Bible Chapel 


Rev. John D Lawson 




Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker 


Steve Parcell 




Craig S. Walvatne 


Vivian Walvatne 




Ervin Walvatne 


Vivian Walvatne 




Richard and Renee Woods 


Jose Vega 




Thomas Baker 


Elinor Fox Baker 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Keith Kiser 





20 Christ above all 



received from 

Sam and Nancy Anderson 
Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 
Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker 
David and Maddin McCallie 
Reid, Jana, Clayton & Anna Henson 
Reid, Jana, Clayton & Anna Henson 
Reid, Jana, Clayton & Anna Henson 



in memory of 

Harriett Anderson 
Clyde Boeddeker 
Steve Goehring 



in honor of 

John C. Anderson 

Constance M. Boeddeker 

Jack Newton 

Erwin and Lane Latimer 

Dennis and Rachel Miller 

Robert Andrews 

Dr. Stephen D. and Corinne Livesay 



Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Decosimo 


Dennis and Rachel Miller 




Dow and Hilda Barton 


Dr. J. James Greasby 




Donald and Robbie Bailey 


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bailey 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Timothy M. Boeddeker 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Andrew L. Boeddeker 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Daniel C. Boeddeker 




Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 


Mildred Ross 




Deborah S. Scott 


Austin W. Hubbard 





Join us as we celebrate the class of 1957 at its 

Golden Reunion 

May 4-5 




"What a blessing and encouragement 

to see classmates still active in God's 

service. I felt such love and joy." 

- response from a class member of 1956 
after last year's reunion 



Make your reservations today! 

Call: 1-800-55-BRYAN 

E-mail: alumni@bryan.edu 



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Nearly 50% of Christian students will reject their faith in college.* This is why Summit 
Ministries exists. Our goal is to equip Christians to stand strong in their faith and boldly 
defend truth, while positively influencing the world in which they live. 

Summit's Student Leadership Conferences train students to understand the Biblical worldview 
and defend it against the humanistic ideas that will confront their faith. We are currently 

accepting applications for summer '07. ['Source: Higher Education Research institute "College Senior Survey."] 

Dayton, Tennessee Conferences: July 8-20; July 22-August 3 



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